apostasy


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Synonyms for apostasy

Synonyms for apostasy

an instance of defecting from or abandoning a cause

Synonyms for apostasy

the state of having rejected your religious beliefs or your political party or a cause (often in favor of opposing beliefs or causes)

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the act of abandoning a party for cause

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An open apostasy declaration includes actions and words that deliberately and stubbornly contradict the rules of Islam and its pillars.
The state is also committed to fight against accusations of apostasy, assault on the sanctity, incitement to hatred and violence and violations of the physical integrity of people.
NOUAKCHOTT - A young Muslim man in Mauritania is facing a possible death sentence after being convicted of apostasy and jailed for having written an article criticising the prophet Mohammed (PBUH), a judicial source said Monday.
Badawi had initially been charged with the less serious offence of insulting Islam through electronic channels, but at a December 17 hearing a judge referred him to a more senior court and recommended he be tried for apostasy, the rights group said.
His initial charge was protesting, which was later upgraded to apostasy and he was sentenced to death.
option=com_k2&view=item&id=4030:iranian-pastor-nadarkhani-released-from-custody&Itemid=64&lang=en) Iranian Independent News Service (IINS ) reported over the weekend that Nadarkhani, 32, had been imprisoned for three years and was awaiting execution, but that the apostasy charge was downgraded to evangelizing to Muslims (an offense that carries a three-year term).
Jerome's College, Waterloo, for many years until her formal apostasy from the Church--which took place in Ireland--became known in 1995.
The title of their 50-page analysis says it ail: "From Ecumenism to Silent Apostasy.
Conversion in the Gospels may be apostasy from something else, intensification of faith, affiliation, institutional transition, and/or tradition transition.
Foes of religious liberty were delighted by the high court's constitutional apostasy.
Nowadays, Islamists have succeeded in equating it with atheism in the mind of the public, using it as a slogan to intimidate their political adversaries, charging them with apostasy and unbelief, deserving the death punishment.
December 3, 2015 (KHARTOUM) -- More than two dozen Sudanese Muslims have been charged with apostasy and disturbing the peace according to a report by Agence France Presse (AFP).
Kerry released the report alongside Rabbi David Saperstein, the ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, who highlighted other worrisome trends, such as blasphemy laws, apostasy laws and abusive governments.
Death sentences were carried out for alleged crimes including apostasy, spying, "fornication" and "mockery of the Caliphate".
Drug trafficking, rape, murder, apostasy and armed robbery are punishable by death under the Kingdom's law.